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PostgreSQL 9.3.5 database restore error : plpgsql already exists

I have a .net program to restore a PostgreSQL database backup. What it is doing is 1) Delete the existing database. 2) Create it again. 3) Initialize some variables/properties. 4) Restore the ...
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SQL Server database backup file is successfully created in a path but no such file path is available in my local machine

When I tried to take backup of SQL Server database, it was successfully created in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\ but no such path is available on my local ...
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Where is the SQLS database backup virtual device string stored in the system tables?

In my SQLS Server 2005 log, when backups occur, I see something like: Database backed up. Database: blahblah, creation date(time): 2011/08/11(15:49:19), pages dumped: 1, first LSN: 142:489:1, ...
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Full to Simple recovery mode during massive data update?

I`ve got a 50 Gb database, in which a table takes up 43 GB, and it's full of bad data(over 90%), and i plan to clean it. Database is in Full recovery mode. My plan is: 0 - take a backup for safety ...
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How to delete the old backup differencial files?

I'm (trying) managing a large number of sql server instances among a number of machinces running SQL Server 2005 and 2008. Almost all the DB are in Simple Recovery Model. I'm doing full backups every ...
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Best practice for archiving old data? [closed]

We are migrating 3 slightly different SQL databases into one (SQL Server 2008R2). We want to keep old databases "alive" for some period of time but once we've gone live we don’t want staff ...
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Backup a remote database, from my machine, to another server (SQL Server 2008)

I'm trying to backup a database, of a remote server, from my machine, to another server. SERVER1 >>> BACKUPSERVER \ / \ / \ / ...
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SQL server compress backup for lower version databases

Recently our development team migrated couple of sql server 2000 Databases onto SQL2K8R2. Now we creating the backup strategy, and just had a doubt, that: 1) Compatibility level of those DB's still ...
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Database corrupt after restore and upgrade on another instance

Just wondering, if someone faced the same issue. We have got a SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.2789) and SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000) and there is a process of backup on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 and restore on ...
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pg_dump in 1G VPS crashes

I'm trying to run pg_dump on a relatively small database (2G), but pg_dump keeps crashing with an out of memory error. du -h --max-depth=0 9.4 1.9G 9.4 The command: pg_dump -Fp -h "$HOSTNAME" ...
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Backup compression in SQL server 2008R2 and above

Recently we got a new server to take care of and found that there are two data drive: S: 1 TB where resides 10 databases(mdfs and ldf's, though they should be on different drives but that's how we ...
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Backup and FTP SQL Server databases

We plan to backup our SQL Server 2012 databases every night, FTP the backup files to our test servers and restore them. Then deploy the latest schemas to those databases. The reason for this is so we ...
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Rman controlfile and rotation

I got an Oracle 10g server with a bash script running every night which extract each datafile and create an rman script, which is launched from the bash script itself and make backups. CONFIGURE ...
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Is this normal binary logging behaviour - maintaining one ever growing file despite expire_logs_days?

I have a Percona MySQL DB running on a dedicated server. I have in my.cnf # REPLICATION # log_bin=/var/lib/mysql/binlogs/mysql-bin expire_logs_days=7 My issue is that the log file mysql-bin.000001 ...
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To configure MySQL Enterprise Workbench for Incremental Backup with Online Backup option

Could not acquire management access for administration RuntimeError:Could not initialize WMI interface: Workbench.wmiOpenSession():Could not connect to target machine. When i am trying to configure ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read from mongodb document: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the connection is kept ...
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Backup Database Task - What's the number at the end of the filename?

When using a SQL Server 2012 EMaintenance Plan for backup purposes, the Backup Database Task creates a unique filename. I understand the format all the way to the final set of numbers. For example, a ...
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The purpose of transaction log in Restore First

Based on this article , the golden role for restore first After restoring full database backup, restore latest differential database backup and all the transaction log backup after that to get ...
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Alternative for taking the backup of SQL DB's on backup drive

We just got new servers to take care of, regarding their backups, handed over by the company B who used to manage the backups, but they never did via any mant'ce plans or SQL jobs.They did that task ...
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Removing Components from a backup

Ok, I will start this off by: Yes, I know I should have paid more attention. That being said, I was trying to create a full backup of my DB prior to doing truncation on a number of the tables. When ...
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How to backup live mysql database?

I have 12 GB MySQL InnoDB Database with around 800 queries per second. No sooner I start 'mysqldump' over it to make backup I start getting '503' on my website. How do I make backup of my live ...
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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MysqlDump with ignore errors

I'm helping a friend to backup his database, but I can't get it right doing standard mysqldump process, when I try to use mysqlcheck, I sort the result: http://pastie.org/9748430 '___') It's ...
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SQL Server - Error 3202 during Restore

While attempting to restore a 4 TB MDF/data database with a 1.8 TB LDF/log file, I'm receiving the following error: Write on '???' failed: 1117 (The request could not be performed because of an I/O ...
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Are ZRM (Zmanda Recovery Manager) incremental backups reliable?

I had an issue while restoring incremental backups and I'm wondering if they are reliable. I'm making weekly full backups and daily incremental backups and I needed to restore a single database after ...
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MySql backup for certain database contents

So i have a database containing custom functions and cleanup procedures and obviously content under tables which i want to back up using automating script which works but doesn't create a proper ...
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Should I backup or copy

Access has the option of creating a backup of dbase, but is there any difference between doing this and 'saving database as'? Thanks for your time and patience for the ignorant.
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How Datapump is faster than export/import backup? [closed]

Why is datapump export faster than exp?
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Log not truncating due to xpt_checkpoint

I have a DB on a SQL Server 2014 instance. I have a memory-optimized filegroup, but as yet, no memory optimized tables. I also have a FILESTREAM filegroup, which contains 1 FILETABLE and a Primary ...
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Way to test alerts for backups?

We have some SQL Servers that are backed up using T-SQL and some that are using 3rd party backups (like Egnyte). Is there a way to setup alerts inside SQL Server for that? I also need a way to test ...
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SQL Server Backup Job failed multiple times

I am getting the same error as mentioned by Mr.Ali Sql Server Backup Job failed Can anyone please explain the possible ways to fix this error as the backup is failing since 1 month. Here is the ...
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How Do I Use PowerShell to Get a SQL Server Backup Status?

I need a power-shell script to obtain the following information Name of the database , LastBackupDate of the database and this information should be sent via an email converting the results to HTML ...
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Does the SQL Server backup process use a buffer cache?

When a full database backup command is executed: Does the backup process use only the memory that has been assigned to the SQL Server (instance)? Does the backup process "flush out" the page ...
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Does a database backup reduce size/increase free space of the log file? [duplicate]

Novice question, sorry! Got a SQL Server database and the log file is massive and keeps growing every day. I've archived data from the database and then done a full backup. I was expecting the log ...
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How can I solve postgresql problem after deleting wal files?

I turned the archive_mode on on my postgresql configuration for testing a backup server . And since the wal files took lots of disk space, after my test I turned it off and also deleted the wal files. ...
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BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE

Not sure if this is a false-positive issue or not, but I need quell my curiosity about it. I get the following error message: Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1. BACKUP failed to complete the ...
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What is the use of Archivelogs?

Hi I am new to Oracle Database . Using Oracle 11g R2 I want to know the purpose of archive logs created at archive log destination, how they are helpful in database backup. Suppose I am having ...
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Please anybody help me with oracle db importing?

I try to import .DMP file with impd comand. root@HP:~# impdp SYSTEM/xxxxxxxxx log=4.log file=as.DMP and i get this ;;; Import: Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production on Thu Oct 2 12:21:14 2014 ...
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Restrict user to only take COPY_ONLY backups

Is there a way to force users to only take a full backup with COPY_ONLY so they don't interfere with diff backups? Dev need to take backups every now and then but they don't always remember to use the ...
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Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another

We have a production SQL Server 2005 server on which we are hosting 200 databases. We want to host these databases on our new server. On new server SQL Server 2005 is installed and is ready. I want ...
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SQL Server Replication w/o network connection

Is there a way to use SQL Server Replication without a network connection? My would-be publisher is an SQL Server 2005. It is on the "outside" as it is connected to my company's primary LAN, which is ...
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Backups failing for all databases

Here is the error message in its entirety: Failed:(-1073548784) Executing the query "BACKUP DATABASE [MCM] TO DISK = N'F:\Backup\MCM\M..." failed with the following error: "BACKUP DATABASE is ...
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MySQL Cluster online backup vs mysqldump. Automatization of cluster backups

There is some special kind of backups in MySQL Cluster: online backup It creates copies of data at Data Nodes. If I understand correctly this is backup of all data that can be stored at Data Nodes, ...
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Does a whole-server backup guarantee a reliable backup of running databases?

Many hosts offer a full-server backup once per day. However, I've been told that a backup of this kind doesn't guarantee a reliable backup of running databases, because even if the database uses ...
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how I Backing Up SQL Server database? [closed]

I am new to SQL Server Admin and am hoping to get some help? I have a database that only contains views of data from another database. It has no tables at all. Is there a way to backup the data in the ...
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What Current Continuous SQL Server Backup Solutions Are there?

With Mirroring being deprecated in SQL Server 2012 and up along with AlwaysON Availability Groups costing $7k per core, I am wonder what options are there for constant reliable backups with a somewhat ...
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Access denied to user ODBC, but trying to login as root

I'm trying to do a backup of a MySQL database on Windows, but for some reason it's trying to log me in as ODBC instead of root - does anyone know why? As you can see below the red line, I can login ...
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How to restore operational Oracle 11g Database from full backup?

Imagine that things gone bad and all we have is a fresh Windows Server and full cold backup of our Oracle database. In case of SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012 it was really a matter of few mouse ...
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PostgreSQL replication with periodic log shipping

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 with 64-bit PostgreSQL 9.2 on both test machines. What I wish to achieve is that one server will be a master and other will be a slave. This is just for tests, finally ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 backup fails to restore on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

My DR SQL Server got automatically updated by Windows update from 2008 R2 to 2008 R2 SP2 and since then I can't restore backups from my production machine which is still on 2008 R2. 10 percent ...